Current Events Quiz, May 14, 2012
This activity contains 10 questions.
Amid a crackdown on protesters, __________________ was sworn in as president of Russia last week.
It was revealed last week that the man recruited to blow up a U.S. airliner last month worked for
American and Saudi intelligence.
the Pakistani Taliban.
the Haqqani network.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made news last week by
announcing plans to dismantle all Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
forming a large new governing coalition in parliament.
giving Iran a deadline by which it must stop uranium enrichment or "face the consequences."
disbanding the government and calling for new elections immediately.
China's government has begun helping activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng prepare to _____________________________, a process that could take weeks.
move his family to Beijing
leave the country
become a member of parliament
be extradited to North Korea for trial
The country of ___________________ has been struggling to form a governing coalition after parliamentary elections strengthened the hand of anti-austerity parties.
There was renewed concern last week that Greece may be unwilling to fulfill its promises to
help spearhead a financial bailout of neighboring Italy.
contribute forces to EU peacekeeping missions.
support Turkey's membership in the EU if Turkey pulls forces out of Cyprus.
reduce its debts in exchange for financial assistance.
This world leader has decided to skip this week's G8 summit at Camp David, but the country's officials deny this is a snub aimed at President Obama and the U.S.
Parliamentary elections were held last week in this north African country as part of a reform plan in a country that has largely escaped the chaos of the "Arab Spring."
Gunmen shot and killed Maulvi Arsala Rahmani last week in Afghanistan. Rahmani was an important go-between in potential peace talks between the Afghan government and
the United States.
Russia's effort to showcase its Sukhoi Superjet-100 in Asia
sparked controversy last week as China accused Russia of starting an arms race in its "backyard."
came under scrutiny when several of the aircraft were grounded due to safety concerns.
was by all accounts a huge success, putting pressure on Western aircraft manufacturers like Boeing.
went badly when one of the jets crashed in Indonesia during a showcase flight.
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